2021 Virtual Exhibition | Perrin and Associates Fine Violins

Boston Early Music Festival
Boston Early Music Festival

Perrin and Associates Fine Violins is located in the historic district of Baltimore, Maryland one block from the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Established in 1994, it is committed to providing the finest in instruments, bows and expert repair to its customers who include Peabody Conservatory faculty and students, Baltimore Symphony members and a wide base of musicians from the mid-Atlantic area.

Our proximity to the Peabody Conservatory of Music and their excellent and active Historically Informed Performance Department was our inspiration to start offering Baroque violins, violas, cellos and their bows at prices affordable for advanced students and young professionals.  One of our luthiers, Carolyn Foulkes, is now specializing in Baroque instruments and bows. Our reputation in this specialty has grown and our baroque customers come from as far north as New York and as far south as Florida.  Both Carolyn and her colleague, Aaron Fini, are bow makers and they offer Baroque bows of several styles and are glad to make custom bows upon request. Carolyn is a Baroque violinist and Aaron is a Baroque cellist so they both bring that experience to their bow making.

Our inventory of Baroque violins, violas and cellos is constantly changing and is represented on our website at perrinviolins.com. At the present time we have Baroque violins from $2,000 to $14,000, violas from $2,500 to $7,000 and cellos from $5,500 to $45,000. Carolyn is always glad to speak with musicians to try and match your desires of sound and playability with the right instrument and guide you through your search. Feel free to call her at 410-539-0043 or e-mail her at perrinviolins@verizon.net.

A partial list of instruments includes:

Sebastian Dallinger, Vienna, c. 1790
Peter Wamsley workshop, London, 1730
Georg Carl Kretzschmann, Neukirchen, 1797
Johann Gottlob Ficker, Markneukirchen, c. 1805
School of Antoni Posch, Fussen, c. 1730
Anonymous Vogtland, c. 1780
Jay Haide, El Cerrito, 2020

James Brown, London, c. 1830 Transitional Viola/Violin, Salchow certificate
James Dodd II, London, c. 1850 Transitional Violin, Salchow certificate

Vogtland, early 19th Century
Jay Haide, El Cerrito, 2020

Tyrolean, Early 18th Century
William Green, Medway, 1808
Jay Haide, 5-string Piccolo Cello

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Perrin and Associates Fine Violins
Carolyn Foulkes, Baroque Specialist
517 North Charles Street, Suite 2
Baltimore, MD 21201
Shop: 410-539-0043 | Cell: 443-610-1344